Come along ,folks, and see some of Colorado’s rugged beautiful countryside. Grab a coat it’s still a little chilly out!
We flew out from Ga on the 3rd of May ,having perfect flying conditions as there were only a few bumps the whole time of flying without long layovers.
Flying over Atlanta,Ga
The next morning we were up bright and early for we were in a different time zone,with time in Colorado two hours behind what we were used too.
We decided to hit the hiking trails in Divide for most places were not open yet.
We hiked a good 10 miles that day enjoying nature to the fullest.
Views while driving to Divide.
Driving up the dirt road to find the trail..
And where did the trail go…. and this southern girl only brought sandals along for I was used to 90* days not 40* ones.
Some of those snowdrifts that we had to walk through were up to my knees…. yes my feet and legs got cold but soon warmed back up from the walking and climbing.
The weathered old fallen tree stumps fascinated me.
As did this TP ,we found along the way…
We also visited a place called Helen Hunt Falls ,a local person told us to drive up the back way for there were old train tunnels from gold mining days . That just what we did and were well rewarded! Helen Hunt was a poet and writer who was a activist for better treatment for the native Americans.
More on next post on the cliff dwellers and a dam…..